Under the clean and green Pakistan project of Prime Minister Imran Khan, Forest Department, North Forest Division has announced to plant 30,000 trees on Independence Day.
People have been offered to purchase plants worth rupees 2 only. The leaves of all employees have been canceled on Independence Day and the spots of planting the trees have also been marked. These trees will be planted beside the Sawan River and GT Road. The height of the trees is from 5 feet to 7 feet and their security has also been assured.
According to the North Forest Division, the plantation programme during the current monsoon has become historic as a very high number of plants are being grown. Preparation of 1 million extra plants in nurseries is at the last stage and these plants will also be grown during the current season.
People will be given plants at the cost of 2 rupees.
Lacs of trees are available in the nurseries which are being provided to government departments and educational institutions free of cost. On the other hand, the Murree Forest Division has also prepared the project to plant 3 lac fruit trees in the forest, empty places, and on the roadsides.
Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar has already approved this project. Sources of Murree Forest Division told that along with traditional Pine trees, different types of trees are being planted on the basis of modern technology. During the current monsoon season, fruit trees are also been planted, fruits tees include Grapes, apple, apricot, peach, damson and guava etc.
The main purpose of growing fruit trees is to enhance the number of birds and wild animals. People of Rawalpindi and Murree have shown the signs of satisfaction on the ongoing plantation programme of the government.